Bin collection days changed on 13 February 2017. Waste collection changes and garden waste collection charge.

Policy Committee 26-SEP-2016

26 September 2016 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

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Attachments

pdf icon Agenda [74kb]

Agenda

Items for Consideration in Closed Session

The following motion will be moved by the Chair:

"That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following items on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act"
 

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
 
  
2.
LAND IN SOUTH READING 

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services
 
WHITLEY 
3.
MUNICIPAL BOND AGENCY - SECURED LOAN FINANCE (FOR LGA)

Councillor Lovelock / Head of Finance
 
  

Items for Consideration in Public Session

4.
CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  
5.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors to declare any interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration in public session.
 
  
6.
MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 18 July 2016.
 
 pdf icon Item 6 - Minutes [75kb]
7.
PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.
 
 pdf icon Item 7 [57kb]
8.
DECISION BOOK REFERENCES
 
  
9.
UPDATE ON THE COUNCIL'S FINANCIAL POSITION

Councillor Lovelock / Corporate Management Team

This report gives an update on the Council's budget position and financial outlook, and asks the Committee to approve savings proposals relating to Arthur Hill Pool and the introduction of domestic green waste collection charges (see 9A and 9B below).
 
BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [41kb]
9A.
BUDGET SAVINGS PROPOSAL:  ARTHUR HILL POOL

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services 

This report outlines a budget savings proposal to close Arthur Hill Pool.
 
ABBEY, PARK, REDLANDSpdf icon Item 9A [257kb]
9B.
WASTE OPERATIONS - INTRODUCTION OF DOMESTIC GREEN WASTE COLLECTION CHARGES

Councillor Terry / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out for approval a proposed charging structure for the opt-in green waste collection service for domestic properties in Reading from 1 April 2017.
 
BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9B [106kb]
10.
STATION HILL DEVELOPMENT - POTENTIAL ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR PLANNING PURPOSES 

Councillor Page / Head of Legal & Democratic Services

This report seeks approval for the acquisition of land for planning purposes by agreement under Section 227 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), enabling the operation of powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to facilitate the carrying out of the redevelopment of land at Station Hill.
 
ABBEY

pdf icon Item 10 [9Mb]

11.

CONTRACTS FOR HOMELESSNESS SUPPORT SERVICES

Councillor Davies / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out a proposal to re-commission all homelessness support services from 2018/19, and seeks approval to extend existing contracts until 2018.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [59kb]
12.
CONTRACT AWARD - CLEANING AND CLEARING OF VOID PROPERTIES  

Councillor Davies / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services 

This report seeks approval for the award of the Voids Cleaning Contract following a competitive tendering exercise.
 
BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [27kb]
13.
TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF MANAGED SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD

Councillor Lovelock / Director Of Adult Care & Health Services

The report seeks approval for the award of a contract for a temporary agency staff managed service contract following a competitive tendering exercise.
 
BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [38kb]
14.
DEPUTIES SERVICE 

Councillor Eden / Director Of Adult Care & Health Services

This report sets out a proposal to review the Deputy Office Policy in order to implement a number of changes to fixed fees and charges for the deputy office services.
 
BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [501kb]
15.
BUDGET MONITORING 2016/17

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Head of Finance

This report set out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of July 2016.
 
BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [50kb]

 

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